There are several reports circulating the Internet that the Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Elizabeth Taylor's funeral.
In its usual offensive and abrasive style, Margie Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to picket Taylor's funeral over her work as an active and adamant AIDs advocate.
Taylor was the first public figure to speak out against HIV/AIDS at a time when it was still taboo.
We all heard of it, and nobody was doing anything about it, Taylor said on Larry King Live in 2003. And it made me so angry that we all sat around the dining room table, 'Isn't this awful, isn't this tragic Oh, my God' But nobody was doing anything. And that really angered me so much.
Taylor helped found amFar, the Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985. She served as its founding international chairman and raised millions of dollars. Today, the foundations is the world's leading AIDS research organization. It has approxiamely $325 million invested in its programs.
No RIP Elizabeth Taylor who spent her life in adultery and enabling proud f--, Phelps tweeted. They cuss her in hell today. #Westboro will picket funeral!
In her subsequent tweets Phelps, daughter of church pastor Fred Phelps, described Taylor as a serial-adulterous hag.
Since the funeral will be a private, it is unknown how the Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket it.
The president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Jarrett Barrios, denounced the announcement.
Fred Phelps and his vitriolic anti-gay followers are simply trying to exploit their so-called faith by spreading messages of hate at a time when Americans are grieving the loss of an extraordinary woman, actress and advocate, Barrios told E! News.
The Westboro Baptist Church is known for its Extreme practices. They have been known for to picket the funerals of U.S. soldiers and have often threated to crash celebrity funerals.
Westboro Baptist Church made headlines when it protested the funeral of a Marine killed in Iraq, waving signs that read God Hates F- and America is Doomed.
The protest of Taylor's funeral comes just weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that demonstrations were free speech protected by the First Amendment.